September 10, 2020

UW’s supercomputer leveraged in virtual chemistry and materials sciences courses

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After a successful virtual lab course that used UW’s Hyak supercomputer to build simulations, two professors will be integrating the coursework into chemistry and materials science classes. The coursework was developed by materials science & engineering professor Ting Cao and chemistry professor Xiaosong Li, who are both Clean Energy Institute members and will be integrated…

August 25, 2020

New GPU-based supercomputing cluster for machine learning prototyped

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The growing use of data science, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence tools in research has pushed researchers towards graphics processing units (GPUs) to accelerate computationally expensive calculations. To help meet this demand, UW Information Technology developed and deployed a prototype for a GPU-based supercomputing cluster, paid for in part by nearly $27,000 in funding…

June 12, 2020

Courses can help you get started with cloud computing

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Strengthen your research skills with cloud computing through upcoming classes for Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure.

December 19, 2019

New funding to increase student access to cloud computing for data-driven research

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Students now will have even more access to powerful cloud computing resources to support their research, with more than $45,000 awarded to the Research Computing Club for cloud computing from the Student Technology Fee. Find out how to apply for cloud computing credits, and more about access to Hyak, UW’s shared supercomputing cluster, too.

December 4, 2019

Electronic signatures continues to prove its value

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Read how the UW’s Human Subjects Division added eSignatures to a growing array of administrative tools to help researchers ease their quest for volunteers. Nearly 60 groups or departments are now using eSignatures, supporting the University’s initiative to go paperless while increasing administrative efficiencies. Find out how in the latest story in UW-IT’s 2019 A…

November 21, 2019

The UW’s supercomputer now enhanced with AI

Hyak, the UW’s supercomputer, has been dramatically enhanced with machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities —with savings of about $500,000 to the UW thanks to a partnership between UW-IT and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering.

November 15, 2019

Building better online communities

Why do some attempts at online collaborative— like Wikipedia and Linux — build large and eager volunteer communities, and why do so many others fail to attract any members at all? Learn how Assistant Professor Benjamin Mako Hill, in the Department of Communication, is using the UW’s supercomputer to find out.

October 18, 2019

Declassified spy photos help UW researcher quantify glacier losses in the Northwest

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UW researcher David Shean is using cloud computing, declassified spy photos, and other tools to understand how glaciers are responding to climate change — and how to prepare the millions who might be impacted by these changes. Read how he does his work. Read how he does his work.

October 2, 2019

Take advantage of UW’s on-site supercomputer for research computing needs

Now anyone with a UW NetID who needs powerful computing tools to do their research can gain access to Hyak, the UW’s shared supercomputer cluster.